Updated: May 6
The snow is gone, spring flowers are blooming, and the sound of rumbling Vipers is in the air across Southern Ontario...all is right in the world once again! We look ahead to some special club events, the camaraderie of old friends, and the making of many new ones!
New Member Introductions
We're very pleased to welcome...
Rob & Kristen MacLaurin, Jordan Station, red 2004 SRT-10
Joshua Petrolo, Mississauga, red & silver 2000 ACR (left photo)
Terry Bowen, Peterborough, black 2002 GTS (right photo)
Kevin Liphard, Terra Cotta, black 2008 ACR (bottom photo)
We look forward to meeting you all...and I'm glad we will on June 11th at our Viper Show!
2023 VCO Viper Show & Lunch Meeting, June 11th, Hagerty Garage + Social, Burlington
You can't imagine the spectacle that 80+ Vipers on display is going to create!
Last year 52 Vipers seemingly stretched out for as far as the eye could see!
We have almost 80 now and expect many more to register over the next 5 weeks!
Thank you for your incredible support of this event and others, our club and each other. Your support means everything to your directors, club sponsors and event partners.
Vipers are coming from as far away as Windsor, Chatham, London and Kingston
And Ottawa, Belleville, Trenton, Peterborough, and Niagara Falls (US side too!)
Guelph, Cambridge, Hamilton and every part of the GTA and surrounding areas!
The Hampton Inn & Suites Burlington has been added to the event's listing!
You can still RSVP to attend! The club ordered all gifts early to receive them before June 11th, but we've also ordered extras for those yet to RSVP, and they'll be available while quantities last. Please RSVP to attend along with your 2 gift selections. Event details & gift selection here... https://www.viperclubofontario.com/post/april-2023
Commemorative Window Decal designed by Greg Oldham, Gold Motor Garage
Personalized VCO Name Badges!
How cool would it be to have your Viper's silhouette and Gen info on your name badge?
Well that's what we're designing now and we expect to have them ready for June 11th! We will print badges for all primary and secondary members who have renewed as of May 12th. Don't miss this renewal deadline as the next badge printing will be next year!
Coming Soon - RSVP ASAP to Attend
May 9th Kick off of JRP's 10 "Speed Therapy" track day events at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville! Book early as they often sell out. Details at https://www.viperclubofontario.com/clubprograms/vco-2023-performance-driving
Contact Bruce for discount code if you're a first time member with Speed Therapy!
May 25th Thursday evening dinner at Cat's Caboose in St. Catharines! Appetizers are on the club. RSVP soon. Details at https://www.viperclubofontario.com/events
May 27th "Drive for Charity" event, the "ILR Exotic Car Ride & Show" in Brampton! This event is in support of The James Fund for Neuroblastoma research at SickKids. Members can either display their Vipers or other exotics in the afternoon car show or take donors for spirited rides around a fun course in the huge CAA Center parking lot! Sound interesting? It's a ton of fun...RSVP asap. https://www.viperclubofontario.com/events
May 27th Drive the Delaware Speedway's oval race track, discover your hidden marksman skills at a private gun shooting range, and then recall your new experiences over dinner, all in the London area! https://www.viperclubofontario.com/events
June 1st Track Day with Windsor Exotic Car Club, Grand Bend Motorplex. This event is ideal for novices and all skill levels. Full day event. Individual coaching can be arranged.
Details at https://www.viperclubofontario.com/events
June 4th "Drive for Charity" event, "Cool Cars for Kids" in Hamilton. This event is in support of Ronald McDonald House, McMaster Children's Hospital and Pediatric Research at McMaster University. Give patients a ride in the Cool Kids Rally through the streets of Dundas or participate in the huge Car Show. https://www.viperclubofontario.com/events
June 11th The VCO 2023 Viper Show & Lunch, Hagerty Garage + Social, Burlington. If you only join us for one event in 2023..this is the one! You just don't see 80+ Vipers most days! Details above and at https://www.viperclubofontario.com/events
June 16th Friday's Strathroy Cruiser's Car & Motorcycle Show, Strathroy. RSVP and join this part of Strathroy's Hometown Festival. https://www.viperclubofontario.com/events
June 17th The Model A Acres Tour & Lunch, Bowmanville. This is a recognized & popular Ontario tourist attraction gem with fascinating creations that defy belief. Mark it on your calendar and RSVP now to join the fun! https://www.viperclubofontario.com/events
Brampton Assembly Plant Aug 5th VIP Tour Feeler
We have the opportunity for a private VIP Tour of the Stellantis Brampton Assembly Plant where the Dodge Challenger and Charger Demon, Redeye, Hellcat and the Chrysler 300 SRT are built. The plant will be in production and we'll have a VIP Tour of it all! We can park our Vipers inside the plant for an exclusive photo shoot but we need 20 to make this opportunity a reality! Let's aim for 50+ and do a REAL Viper photo shoot!!!
Please email your commitment to our Windsor Area Director Enio Parete at email@example.com so we can get this on our Event Calendar!
Board of Director Nominations & Election
Our annual election will be held in June. Each year half of our Board stands for election. All directors are responsible for the direction of the club, share of the Board's work, and their local area member's needs and events. This year the following 5 directors are standing for election, plus we have an opening for a new director for the GTA.
Garrett Nalepka, Vice President, GTA
Nick Sawrantschuk, Treasurer, GTA N-W
Dan Frankian, Director for S-W GTA
Jamie Herrington, Director for London Area
Dennis Harding, Director for Cambridge & Area
The club encourages the participation of members on the Board, as well as in other capacities, including area event coordinating and planning. This is a great way to get involved, for new members to meet others, and to share the effort needed to run a very active and expanding club like ours. You must be a member in good standing, and secondary members are also eligible for director positions. Many hands make light work, so please step up if you can have the time to help!
Do you have organizational skills and a few hours each month to actively participate on our Board of Directors?
Nominations are open until May 29th for those who are interested in serving on our Board. Please contact Bruce Hadfield at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss director duties.
Viper Winter Storage Locations
We're working on a variety of member resource initiatives to help us all and we could use your input on this one! Can you recommend a facility or private garage space where members can store their cars next winter? We received a number of member inquiries asking this past winter. If you do, please contact Bruce at email@example.com. Thank you to David Frost for this helpful suggestion.
Viper For Sale
1999 Dodge Viper GTS black w/ Silver stripes in Toronto Miles: 20,387 ~ 32,809km $95,000
Owned since 2014. Serviced exclusively by Garrett Nalepka at Raceway Chrysler. No issues, cold ac, upgraded radiator, exhaust, brakes, and other tasteful improvements.
Contact Edward Hurwitz for more info @ Ed.firstname.lastname@example.org
Viper Parts For Sale
Brand new JMB intake system and windshield for a Gen 2 GTS I need to part ways with. Contact Joshua at email@example.com, Thanks!
VCO Sponsor Appreciation
We'd like to thank these valued sponsors and event partners for their generous support!
Learn more at https://www.viperclubofontario.com/sponsors
Raceway Chrysler | Islington Chrysler | Wellington Motors (Chrysler) |
JRP Online & Speed Therapy | ILR Car Control School | BAKSPEED |
Gold Motor Garage | Windsor Premier Cruises
The VCO is on track for even more fun and unsurpassed member support in 2023!
Thank you all for supporting the VCO, and we look forward to seeing you soon!
On behalf of your VCO leadership team,
705-341-8320 any time